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Monday, November 15, 2004

Beyond Red and Blue (Again)

This is an outstanding analysis of the election results as they relate to the 10 Regions of US Politics. Both the map and the analysis are courtesy of Robert David Sullivan. Dig deeply into the regional (cultural as well as geographical) analysis and one finds that the United States is much more complicated than the simple red and blue states paradigm that the ready-made national media outlets shove down our collective throat. I personally gained a much deeper understanding of where we are as a country. This should also help discourage some the simple stereotypes we have of people from different areas of the country, which is desperately needed if we are to get back to having real discourse again.

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